Upcoming Training

Note: Due to current COVID-19 physical distancing requirements all upcoming training will occur online via Zoom unless otherwise stated. Course registrants will be sent Zoom login instructions the day before their scheduled session. 

Building and Floor Emergency Coordinator Training

Are you part of your building's evacuation team? Are you a Building or Floor Emergency Coordinator in your building? This training is for you! Attend and learn more about your role as a Building or Floor Emergency Coordinator. These sessions are open to all BEC's and FEC's.

Tuesday, August 10                    10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.            Register here.

Wednesday, September 22          11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.            Register here.

For more information on building evacuations visit this page.

Fire Extinguisher Training

Are you a Building or Floor Emergency Coordinator? Attend a fire extinguisher training session and learn how you can respond if you encounter a small fire.

Future fire extinguisher dates will be announced when known.

Emergency Preparedness Workshops

Emergencies happen! Do you know what to do to be prepared for earthquake, tsunami or other disrupting emergencies? Attend this session and learn more about how you can be prepared when disaster strikes.

Tuesday, June 22, 2021         10:00 a.m. to 13:00 a.m.      Register here.

Monday, October 18, 2021     10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.      Register here.

Active Threat

An active threat is an emergency event in which an individual with a weapon poses an immediate danger to safety on campus. Learn what steps you can take during an active threat to protect you and those around you.

Future Active Threat training sessions will be announced when known. 

Fire Drills 2021

Fire drills in 2021 will be held in-person provided public health orders allow. The current plan is to hold these drills in the fall. Building Emergency Coordinators have been notified and are working to select a drill date for their building. 

Past Events

ShakeOut 2020 - Thank you!

Thank you for your participation in the 2020 Great British Columbia ShakeOut! It was a different year due to COVID-19, with a low key public education campaign. Thank you to those who spread the word and encouraged others to become better emergency prepared.

Here at UVic we tested the UVic Emergency Alerts System, including the UVic SafetyApp. UVic Emergency Alerts uses a variety of methods to reach the campus community. No one method is perfect - each method has a different speed of message delivery and way of getting your attention. The goal is to reach enough people that the message is received and shared where you are. All of these communications methods point people to for the most up-to-date information. These tests are done twice a year and correspond to ShakeOut in October and Emergency Preparedness Week in May. Testing is done to verify the systems work and remind people how they can receive information from the university during a significant disrupting event or emergency.  

We thank everyone who helped get the word out about earthquake preparedness. With a 1 in 3 likelihood of a damaging earthquake occurring in Victoria over the next 50 years it is very important that everyone knows how to be safe during an earthquake and how to prepare at home, school or work.

Mark your calendars - the next ShakeOut earthquake drill is October 21, 2021!

Learn more about ShakeOut here.